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hey i got a question what is minmum wage these days?
my first job was $3.25 an hour hmmmm
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by mishigas
i looked it up $7.25 and hour
what upsets me about that deal is its the same work our fathers did our grandfathers and theirs but hey this generation is better than the ones that preceeded them which is total crap.
just did a quick inflation calculator and that $3.25 is equivalent to $6.38 in todays dollars.
edit on 30-7-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
The California Minimum Wage is $8.00 per hour. The California Minimum Wage is greater then the National Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour, so employees in California are entitled to the higher minimum wage of $8.00.
California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office forecasts a state budget deficit of $25. 4 billion that the Legislature needs to plug before the next fiscal year begins. The LAO’s gloomy budget outlook is blamed in part on a $6 billion shortfall in the current fiscal year. California faces a $20 billion a year deficit through 2015-16.
Originally posted by mishigas
Because it would put the decision on how much to pay and whether someone is willing to work for that wage in the hands of the people, not the hands of the govt. It puts a fixed cost on small business that forces them to employ less people. It raises prices on a pizza and a haircut and every other place it is used.
And worst of all, it gives false expectations to the working class that somehow it will allow them to survive on the minimum wage. They take it to mean a living wage when it isn't.
Why is there a minimum wage? Why not just make it $20/hr so it means something, and people can live on it?
Because it's just a lie used by libs to grab votes from the poor, is why.
I can't even speak to that. It's like you and I are saying the same things but you say they are good and I'm saying they are bad. At that point, it's just shoulder-angels waxing philosophy. I can't speak to your morals. Sorry.